Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
quote helped pave the way for africa's first democratically elected female head of state. two days after her appearance on the program, she was awarded the nobel peace prize. also tonight we will preview a conversation from next week on the issue of poverty. beginning next tuesday night, a special conversation called vision for a new america, featuring a terrific line above guests. -- a terrific lineup of guest. plus, a preview of a special event on this program starting next week. coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
are, specifically in this election year. economically, politically, socially. tell me something about your political views in this particular and all important election year. >> just the word politics is semantics. we want to take care of our families and do it to the best of our abilities and see the world. people want to travel in things like that. a lot of people have not been out of the united states. i consider myself more of a spiritual person that i do political. i am more concerned with the truth, more concerned with white people will not adhere to it and why they see themselves as us against them. i used to think that we were the ones that came up with that. we did not start a lot of these wars. we do not want to go to them. tavis: in 2009 he had released three new projects all the same time. we spent two nights>> for more prince.ion with he spoke publicly about his bouts with epilepsy and how that shaped his life. >> i am in a celebration. i am thankful to be alive. i am thankful to have the friends and teachers that i do. i have spent the last year just playing when i feel
Jan 24, 2013 8:00am EST
obama was elected -- poverty numbers continue to get worse. on barack obama -- put the facts on the table. they kept getting worse under barack obama -- sachs writes about this. demonize,ing this to but i'm wondering how is your mind that poverty gets made a priority, whether the president is a republican or a democrat? >> i think i did say that when we went into the ditch as bush came out of office, poverty continue to increase. there is no question about that. it has increased significantly. i do not believe that as a nation, not just the white house but the bottom up, any of us have done enough to address the issues of poverty in this country. we talk about dr. king. one of the things he said was there comes a time when silence is betrayal. [applause] any president is going to address issues we may can address. whoever the president is -- republican or democrat, no matter what. i can say in all fairness that even though i do not believe any of us have done enough, if you look at the two major pieces of legislation that were passed by this white house, obamacare, which ever